DIY: $5 Cake Stand

Happy Monday, everyone! The My Other Half team has been working on some great DIY projects to add fun personal touches to your wedding day. Here’s a creative budget-friendly idea for just $5. Take a plate and a wine glass and turn it into a simple, elegant and affordable cake stand!


  • Plate (Ikea Öppen, $0.99)
  • Wine glass (Ikea Närhet, $3.99)
  • Wrapping paper, construction paper, fabric, lace, etc.
  • E6000 glue (Michael’s, $2.39 with 40% off coupon; Not counted toward final budget since this tube of glue will be used for several other DIY projects.)
  • Heavy book (Hardcover books are recommended for stability. Textbooks are perfect!)


  • Step 1: To add a colorful decorative backing to your cake stand, trace your plate (upside down) and trace a circle on material of choice (wrapping paper, construction paper, fabric, lace, etc.). This is a great way to incorporate your wedding colors!
  • Step 2: Draw a second line about ⅛” outside of the outline and cut circle.
  • Step 3: Cut evenly spaced slits (8-12) about 2¼” deep.
  • Step 4: Apply a thin layer of epoxy glue to the backside of the plate.
  • Step 5: Carefully glue the paper onto the plate, allowing the slits to slightly overlap. This helps the paper wrap smoothly around the curved part of the plate.
  • Step 6: Apply the epoxy glue along the rim of the wine glass.
  • Step 7: Position the bottom of the wine glass to the back of the plate. Please a heavy book on top to weight it down and let dry overnight.



11 Responses to “DIY: $5 Cake Stand”

  1. Hey My Other Half!

    It’s @GarnishedBlog, from Twitter.

    We’re designing a centerpiece “feature” for our Oct. blog launch, involving pieces we love from our favorite DIY blogs. We want to do a shout out to things we love; and also show that DIY can be pretty luxe when done right.

    Your DIY $5 cake platter idea is fantastic. Could we use it, with proper citing to your blog and mention of you as the designer? We’d be making it from scratch in our centerpiece theme colors. Hoping it’s a yes!

    -Mollie Garnes

  2. Not a worry! I’m big on citation 🙂 Do you have your logo on hand? I’d love to use it as a watermark on any close up photos, and as a button in the credits. I’d plan to use it for project-related purposes only and in the DIY section of our Vendors We Love page.

    We’re going to make a few variations of the stand; I’ll send photos when we’ve got it done. We’d love your best contact info (we’ve got your Twitter of course).

    We’re in our developing stage, so we’re super stoked when we find great bloggers to collaborate with. If you know of anyone else who’d like to have a wedding related post highlighted on our blog, let us know. Work will always be properly cited, watermarked, and linked/buttoned to the original source.

    Part of our mission is connecting brides to others who are like-minded about the planning process. DIY projects are a soft spot for us.

    Many thanks!
    Garnished Team

  3. How do you evenly spread the E6000, this has been a challenge for us 🙂


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